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And if your borough's website isn't downloadable-walk-friendly, don't forget there are seven strategic walks to explore on the excellent Walk London website.

Providing walk podcasts is a fantastic idea! Just for that, Newham surely wins!

You are perhaps being too generous to Tower Hamlets. Yes, they have walk leaflets available to download but the Isle of Dogs leaflets (I've just reviewed) are hopelessly out of date. Example - the "Thames Path to Greenwich" walk directs you back onto the Westferry Road in many places whereas in the last few years a riverside path is now accessable for most of this route.
There remain a few short stretches where you are forced away from the river - but it's nothing like as bad as implied by this leaflet.

There's podcasts for some of Islington's local history ones as well: the ones around the council estates are ace, they were put together by one of my lecturers.

Some of Tower Hamlets walks may not be up-to-date, but four stars are well-deserved for the breadth of walks available (more than any other London borough).

It's a massive shame that my borough (Waltham Forest) haven't made an effort. It's actually one of the greenest boroughs, with Epping Forest sitting partially within it.

I had thought of walking podcasts for the borough, and also for the River Lea Navigation, but I wouldn't have the least idea where to start.

The Hackney Marshes walk PDF shows the route going into Arena Fields which might be tricky to do these days, what with the 16-foot electric fence surrounding it and Olympic-sized car park on top of it...

I lived in Southwark for a bit, so here's a (too) brief suggestion for a walk:

Tate Modern to Burgess Park to bricklayers Arms to Tower Bridge. Include the Millenium Bridge (I could never tire of that), a stop at Turbine Hall at the Tate, take the residential streets to the park, where you can enjoy a bite sitting by the pond.

From Bricklayers you can choose either Tower Bridge Road or Tabard Green. Tower Bridge Road will be shorter, but has the recently christened "antiques neighborhood" and some interesting shops. Taking Tabard Green you'll cross through the Leather District and then under the tracks leading to London Bridge Station, which has a surprising collection of businesses, garages, and warehouses built right under the tracks.

Then, if you've never done it, visit the bridge. You'd be surprised how many still haven't gotten around to taking the tour after 10 or 20 years.

I think Southwark is the quintessential London borough. It's not the picture book of neat row houses, it's not the crumbling Dickensian slums, it's not the white townhouses of Kensington. Glamour may be at a premium, but there's always something new or different - and even exoctic - around every corner, and I always felt safe. Even my first visit to the Leather District, which I wandered through at 1:30 in the morning after taking the wrong night bus.

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